Bowdoin holds off Colby in men's basketball

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: December 11, 2010

BRUNSWICK, Maine --- Christian Van Loenen had 27 points and eight rebounds for the Colby College men's basketball team, but Bowdoin College's Will Hanley finished with 29 points as the Polar Bears hung on for a 75-68 non-conference win Saturday.

Van Loenen was 10-for-17 from the field, 4-of-7 from 3-point range, and made all three of his free throws. The Mules fall to 4-5 overall, while the Polar Bears improve to 6-2.

Hanley had a big game for the Polar Bears with his 12-for-18 shooting on the way to 29 points, eight rebounds, five assists, two blocked shots, and two steals.

The Polar Bears held a 32-29 halftime lead and then opened up a 14-point lead at 57-43 with 8:40 to play. The Mules fought back in the final five minutes and got as close as 65-63 when Kyle Donovan nailed two free throws with 2:39 left and hit another free throw with 2:22 to play. However, Bowdoin answered back with a 4-0 run to make the score 69-63. Van Loenen had a 3-point play with one minute to play to cut the margin to 69-66, only to see Hanley hit a bucket for a 71-66 margin. Colby cut the lead to three points one last time when Gordon Fischer hit two free throws, but the Polar Bears were 4-for-4 from the foul line in the final 36 seconds to close out the scoring.

Donovan finished with 16 points and was 8-for-9 from the foul line, while Mike Russell had 10 points and nine rebounds for Colby.

BOWDOIN 75, COLBY 68

COLBY (4-5)

Christian Van Loenen 10-17 3-3 27; Kyle Donovan 4-8 8-9 16; Mike Russell

4-14 2-4 10; Eric Beaulieu 3-9 0-2 6; Ben Foreman 2-9 0-0 6; Gordon Fischer

0-3 2-2 2; Uzoma Orchingwa 0-3 1-2 1; Gus David 0-0 0-0 0; Noah Atlas 0-1

0-0 0. Totals 23-64 16-22 68.

BOWDOIN (6-2)

Will Hanley 12-18 5-6 29; Randy DeFeo 5-5 4-4 16; Maximilian Staiger 5-8 4-8

14; Ryan O'Connell 4-11 2-2 11; Justin Nowell 2-6 1-2 5; Tom Carter 0-0 0-0

0; Wyatt Littles 0-2 0-0 0; Matt Mathias 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 28-51 16-22 75.

Colby.........................   29   39  -   68

Bowdoin.......................   32   43  -   75

3-point goals--Colby 6-22 (Christian Van Loenen 4-7; Ben Foreman 2-7; Mike

Russell 0-2; Gordon Fischer 0-2; Uzoma Orchingwa 0-1; Kyle Donovan 0-3),

Bowdoin 3-12 (Randy DeFeo 2-2; Ryan O'Connell 1-6; Justin NoDonowell 0-2; Wyatt

Littles 0-1; Matt Mathias 0-1). Fouled out--Colby-None, Bowdoin-None.

Rebounds--Colby 41 (Mike Russell 9), Bowdoin 28 (Will Hanley 8).

Assists--Colby 8 (Ben Foreman 4), Bowdoin 17 (Randy DeFeo 6). Total

fouls--Colby 12, Bowdoin 13. Technical fouls--Colby-None, Bowdoin-None.

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